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Adalinda: The Singing Serpent

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3D model description

UPDATE: Someone pointed out that perhaps there was a bit too much geometry for Adalinda. In the interests of keeping people happy, I have uploaded a decimated version.

Adalinda was briefly on CNBC being used as a demo model at the NYC 3D printing conference. Many thanks to Anoroc for letting me know and for using her for his demonstration:-)

"Once a century, Adalinda flies to the top of the highest mountain in the realm and sings for her love who died so long ago"

I am sure dragons can sing. Here is Adalinda, a female dragon whose song is the most haunting of all.

I've had it on my mind for a while to build a dragon, but I wanted to make one that didn't require supports or assembly and here she is. Tolkien style Dragons are not generally shaped to avoid overhang, so the design took some experimentation and thought as I didn't want to compromise too much with shapes.

You will need to use lots of cooling when printing her with PLA. With ABS, an enclosed environment is preferred as too much cooling will cause the model to crack

I have built her with an open mouth and hollow throat because I wanted her to really look as though she is singing, so don't be surprised at the partial hollow when printing.

Adalinda was sculpted using Blender.


3D printing settings

Adalinda prints without supports.

You will need to use lots of cooling when printing her with PLA. With ABS, an enclosed environment is preferred as too much cooling will cause the model to crack

You need to ensure your filament is measured as precisely as it can be (so your flowrate is correct) as the model will show up excess material really easily and it will spoil the clarity of the print.

Infill can be very low. I printed the gold model with a .1 infill.

The model prints at 14.7cm high, but looks good printed smaller scale too.

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2021/03/26 at 02:35

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CC BY NC

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British techie (now 3D artist and designer) living in Texas since 2013. Owner of various open source printers. Love of assemblies, automata and support free models.

If you need to contact me directly, please do so via Twitter:

https://twitter.com/loubie_3D

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